Senior UX Designer

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

Meet Sander, our Vice President of User Experience

“I joined Catawiki in 2019, as I was fascinated by the incredibly diverse range of special objects on offer. On a daily basis, we work with millions of buyers, thousands of sellers and hundreds of experts – across a wide range of categories. In other words: no two days are the same. To solve our interesting challenges, we’ve gathered a world-class team – quite literally. Our researchers, designers and writers come from five different continents. In collaboration with product managers, engineers, data scientists and others, we strive to create the best possible user experience that delight our customers every step of the way.”

How you'll make an impact

At Catawiki, we know our customer's experience is built by the entire journey; from initial brand perception all the way through to selling & buying, paying & shipping, and service & support. As a Senior UX Designer, you will work on delighting our users and making this experience as unique and memorable as the objects themselves.

In this role, you’ll work on one of the key elements of our value proposition, such as ‘delightful discovery’, ‘curation by in-house experts’, or ‘smooth and easy shipping’, to name just a few. You’ll be working in an ambitious, forward-thinking company where you'll work closely together with the other UX Designers and Writers, Product Managers, Developers, and Data Scientists,

You’ll be comfortable taking ownership of big design challenges, going through the full double diamond, as an Engineering, Product, Design & Data (EPD) team. You’ll champion the needs of our users, and connect these with business and technology in order to deliver validated, viable designs that solve real user needs.

What you'll do

  • Drive research efforts to identify user needs, help uncover the key opportunities and align these with business goals
  • Transform ideas for innovation and improvements based on user research, data analysis, and competitive reviews into viable and creative solutions
  • Work hands-on to create design deliverables such as user journeys and service blueprints, interaction models, design system elements, and prototypes that demonstrate desired outcomes.
  • Align with multiple stakeholders, incorporating feedback early and often and encouraging a user-centred focus.
  • Collaborate closely with the UX team to review designs & copy proposals,  contributing to a consistent and coherent platform.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in concept workshops, topic presentations, design sprints and other creative sessions

Who you are 

  • A strong conceptual thinker, passionate about always putting user needs first
  • 5-7 years of relevant working experience
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating a variety of high-quality work
  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in product design, industrial design, interaction design, or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of the user-centred design process and research method
  • Fluent in design tools (e.g. Figma), bonus points for fluency in prototyping tools
  • Familiarity with design sprints, scrum/agile and Lean UX is a plus

Where you’ll be

This role is based in Amsterdam. We also offer an excellent relocation package for people living outside the Netherlands.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfill people’s passions as part of a young and dynamic organization. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ Catawikians.

Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;

We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:

  • Provide employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
  • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
  • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
  • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter.

Our commitment to you

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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